How Far Will the Woke Mob Go?

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Lately I am surprised by how far along cancel culture has advanced.

A New York Time's editor has been fired for publishing an opinion piece from a Republican Senator.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/07/media/james-bennet-new-york-times-resigns/index.html
The CEO of CrossFit is done after being insensitive about George Floyd all week.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/10/business/greg-glassman-zoom-call/index.html
One UCLA accounting professor has police protection now after refusing to give out special treatment for the final exam which counted for 100% of the grade.
https://nypost.com/2020/06/10/ucla-suspends-professor-for-refusing-leniency-for-black-students/
NBA announcer fired after saying "All lives matter, every one of them"
https://nypost.com/2020/06/02/nba-announcer-grant-napear-fired-over-all-live-matter-comment/

It used to be one would be fired for saying something racist, but now it is being fired for doing nothing much or being insensitive, and an apology means nothing.

Is doing nothing racist now?
I'm worried about this since I am very good at doing nothing.
https://medium.com/the-partnered-pe...e-dont-get-defensive-get-informed-fa7c05270fa
White silence is racial violence.
Hurk
https://www.npr.org/2020/06/09/8733...le-can-still-be-complicit-in-a-racist-society
Racism is the foundation of the society we are in. And to simply carry on with absolutely no active interruption of that system is to be complicit with it. And in that way, we can say that nice, white people who really aren't doing anything other than being nice people are racist. We are complicit with that system. There is no neutral place.
Gah
Last week, gyms began dropping their CrossFit affiliations over what some gym owners saw as a failure by the company to adequately speak out in support of the black community.
Well, I guess this one is ok, just unsettling.


East Seattle is now under warlord rule. :rockon:
https://www.city-journal.org/antifa-seattle-capitol-hill-autonomous-zone
Seattle’s hard-Left secessionist movement has claimed its first territory: six blocks in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Looks like the cops got canceled in east Seattle.


So did the TV show Cops after running 33 years.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/09/business/media/cops-canceled-paramount-tv-show.html
Live PD canceled
https://deadline.com/2020/06/live-p...nst-police-brutality-george-floyd-1202956175/
Gone with the Wind will now have a read-aloud editorial denouncing the bad parts of it before people can watch it on HBO Max, which is OK I suppose.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/10/entertainment/gone-with-the-wind-history/index.html

How far is cancel culture going to go? :crazyeye:


Here is the next step.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/stockwell-day-systemic-racism-canada-1.5597550
"We have to recognize that our system is not perfect in Canada," Day said during the panel discussion. "Yes, there's a few idiot racists hanging around but Canada is not a racist country and most Canadians are not racist. And our system, that always needs to be improved, is not systemically racist."
TRIPLE FIRED!!!
Former Conservative cabinet minister Stockwell Day has stepped down from his role as a commentator on CBC News Network's Power & Politics — and has left senior positions at two major companies — after making comments on Tuesday's show about racism in Canada he later admitted were "insensitive and hurtful"
 
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NBA announcer fired after saying "All lives matter, every one of them"
https://nypost.com/2020/06/02/nba-announcer-grant-napear-fired-over-all-live-matter-comment/

It used to be one would be fired for saying something racist, but now it is being fired for doing nothing much or being insensitive, and an apology means nothing.

Here's the thing. The problem with "all lives matter!" isn't that the statement is untrue, but that it is used by some people to imply racist intent. So if you're okay with repeating racist slogans, I'm okay with assuming you're a racist.

Truly: what matters more, the syntax or the fact that black men are being murdered by cops?

But you're not doing nothing. You're here, in this thread, mocking strawmen.
 
I wouldnt touch the NYPost its like tabloid level of journalism
Just for fun I decided to fact check one of the stories, no wonder hes resigned.

NBA announcer Grant Napear fired
An NBA announcer has quit his job with the Sacramento Kings and been fired by his radio station for tweeting that “all lives matter”.
“I’m not as educated on BLM as I thought I was,” Napear said. “I had no idea that when I said ‘All Lives Matter’ that it was counter to what BLM was trying to get across.”
“I’m in pain,” Napear added. “I’m 60 years old and I still have a lot learn.”

https://www.news.com.au/sport/ameri...t/news-story/52dafff25cebe46b3e3e1f4af5d72dec
 
People are no longer being educated.
Their careers are being terminated at light speed.

Is saying "Canada is not a racist country" a firing offense?

Shall everyone who opines that maybe Seattle should be brought back under control by the government at some level be fired immediately for advocating a violent activity?
 
People are no longer being educated.
Their careers are being terminated at light speed.

Al Franken got terminated at light speed
Helen Thomas got terminated at light speed
Why is this suddenly a problem NOW that it is Republicans getting terminated at light speed ?
 
Gone With the Wind bored the hell out of me, just wall to wall orchestral music with wailing violins even while people were carrying on conversations. But I think the first black woman to get an oscar was in it, Hattie McDaniel? Wizard of Oz was the better movie from '39. I never watched any of the cops shows, I doubt they showed the nasty stuff, the deadly mistakes. South Park had it right, just cops busting poor people for mostly petty stuff.

But to your question, they'll quiet down if Biden wins in November. Until then, whatever it takes to beat Trump. These people are enemies of free speech, thats all I need to know about them.

I wouldnt touch the NYPost its like tabloid level of journalism. Just for fun I decided to fact check one of the stories, no wonder hes resigned.

What did he say that offended you so much?

Al Franken got terminated at light speed. Helen Thomas got terminated at light speed. Why is this suddenly a problem NOW that it is Republicans getting terminated at light speed ?

Wasn't it the Jewish lobby that got Thomas canned? Franken was groping women.
 
Al Franken got terminated at light speed
Helen Thomas got terminated at light speed
Why is this suddenly a problem NOW that it is Republicans getting terminated at light speed ?
Mainly it was the New York Times' opinion editor James Bennet being fired that caused this thread to happen.
I simply couldn't believe it.
 
These days feel revolutionary.
Like anything is possible.
A lot of broken things are going to get fixed, and a lot of fixed things gonna get broken.
 
Gone With the Wind seems a bit silly. Disney did something similar with their stuff.

Don't like it don't watch. What are you gonna do cancel everything previous to the last 5 years?

Other people saying stupid stuff eh. Free speech only applies to staying out of prison. Say what you like the consequences are on you though.
 
Mainly it was the New York Times' opinion editor James Bennet being fired that caused this thread to happen.
I simply couldn't believe it.

America is already on fire, how much more Gaslighting do you want ?
 
These people are enemies of free speech, thats all I need to know about them.

Gaslight
Obstruct
Project <------------- we are here now

Trump calling kneeling NFL players SOB and calling them to be fired is free speech though /s
But God Forbid if Twitter fact check and add a disclaimer to Trumps Tweets
 
Gaslight
Obstruct
Project <------------- we are here now

Trump calling kneeling NFL players SOB and calling them to be fired is free speech though /s
But God Forbid if Twitter fact check and add a disclaimer to Trumps Tweets

I started a thread criticizing Trump for going after Kaepernick for 'speaking' his mind. I dont have a problem with fact checking Trump's tweets, I do have a problem with Russia Gaters selectively doing the fact checking.
 
hey by the way that "opinion piece" from that Republican Senator was calling on the President to use live ammo on peaceful protestors.
 
hey by the way that "opinion piece" from that Republican Senator was calling on the President to use live ammo on peaceful protestors.

Gosh. People think that's some sort of problem? Why?
 
That NYT editor let a politician call for military force to be used against civilians in an editorial without bothering to read it before publishing it, that is just plain being bad at your job.
 
That NYT editor let a politician call for military force to be used against civilians in an editorial without bothering to read it before publishing it, that is just plain being bad at your job.

There are issues with Tom Cottons op ed

1) The language used such as "leftwing radicals"
2) False narrative used such as Antifa "infiltrated marches"
3) False comparisons to 1968 race riots after MLK was killed which saw massive rates of arsons, arrests and many deaths.

Public perspective by Republicans whom were given a voice in the NYT is a noble objective. Allow them a platform to gaslight and spread false narrative is irresponsible of any media network.
 
Ah yep, all things an editorial process is supposed to fix
 
I'll be honest, I have no idea why HBO pulled Gone With the Wind. Anybody who would have an interest in watching that indescribably boring movie already knows the context for it.
 
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